Pension Research

Pension experts in the UK agree that coverage in workplace retirement schemes needs to be expanded and contributions boosted, but how to do that remains a source of uncertainty, writes Sophia Imeson for Pensions Expert. According to advisers on the UK’s auto-enrol program, a lack of consensus on solutions exists, she...

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Drawing from existing data and research, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on retirement security issues facing Americans, writes Rebecca Moore for Plan Adviser. The report notes the changes in the country’s retirement system over the past 40 years, particularly the shift away from...

A recent survey highlights the “shameful difference” between retirement income for women and men, writes Hugh Nolan for Pension Experts. “I freely confess that I had not (realized) quite how big the gender gap remains in UK pensions until I researched the figures,” he writes, adding that the “continuing move to DC...

A new report on the changes being proposed for Kentucky’s state pension plans contends that implementing those changes will increase costs for taxpayers and public employees while reducing pension benefits, writes Joe Sonka for Insider Louisville. The report was commissioned by a coalition of labour groups...

A review of auto-enrol in the UK is being conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions, including a focus on workers with multiple jobs and the self-employed. “As questions remain over the adequacy of auto-enrolment contributions, a shift in the balance between employers and employees might provide the answer...

Auto-enrol in the UK is a less onerous procedure than many owners of small businesses anticipated, writes Alex Warnakulasuriya for Pensions Expert. Data from the Department for Work and Pensions reveals that “small and micro employers are finding auto-enrolment less costly and time-consuming,” he writes, adding that...